Sang Piao Xiao


Sang Piao Xiao in TCM:

Explore the properties of Sang Piao Xiao according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: mantis, mantis egg casing
Pharmacuetical Name: Ootheca Mantidis
Properties: sweet, salty, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: KD, LV

Flavors: sweet, salty
Tonifies: yang

Actions / Indications:
  • Tonifies KD yang; binds essence; restrains urine (KD yang deficiency with dribbling urine, frequent urination, nocturnal emissions, spermatorrhea; enuresis in children; also for impotence, profuse vaginal discharge)
  • (cc: yin deficiency with heat or damp-heat in urinary bladder)

    Special Notes:
  • Sang Piao Xiao, Wu Yao, and Yi Zhi Ren are 3 common herbs to retain urine.